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 Glandulicactus / Eriosyce questions

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PostSubject: Glandulicactus / Eriosyce questions   Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:19 am

Hey there, long time no see

have you got any particular comments on these genuses cultivation? I got G.uncinatus. Do these slowgrowers prefer water in spring , beginingof season rather than summer? I remember reading this and it partly proving right. I know they also like more shady position, well most of them...

I got a thing with a particular Eriosyce I have been buying and consequently killing from rot, from local nurseries. Not even know the ID. it's always in awful shape and in awful compost, but it has to go [the shitty compost] and they're also supposed to not like root disturbance.. But I always seem to wanna get another one...

any thoughts?
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PostSubject: Re: Glandulicactus / Eriosyce questions   Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:38 am

Hello,

I can share my experience with Glandulicactus. This one is 10 years old seedling in 6x6cm pot. It gets full sun whole year (in the greenhouse). Watering - also during the entire growing season, each 2 weeks with 2 months break during the hottest months. In winter no single drop of water. The plant is flowering right now (I am from Europe so it is winter here) and it still hasn't got any water.

Eriosyce - sorry I have no experience with cultivation on its own roots.

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PostSubject: Re: Glandulicactus / Eriosyce questions   Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:10 pm

I see! Thanks a lot for the reply!

So it's true it doesn't like water in the hot months, right?? - and it makes sense it seems to grow more in the colder months...

I am in Greece so summers are really hotter. Also, each time it budded it never managed to flower the buds were dried or aborted much earlier. One of my plants is more or less the same size as yours,

thanks for reply!! Post more of your collection!!
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PostSubject: Re: Glandulicactus / Eriosyce questions   Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:31 pm

I've heard that the Sclerocactus (=Glandulicactus) Pediocactus and others like Toumeya and Navajoa all enjoy a rest in the extreme Summer. But I must admit I still water mine all the way through and so far no losses..
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PostSubject: Re: Glandulicactus / Eriosyce questions   Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:59 am

I grow hundreds of Eriosyce. They are easy to grow but must have the correct mineral growing mix, which is basically very free draining.
My mix is 10% coir, 20% small scoria, 20% zeolite, 50% Sifted Decomposed granite (large particles only.
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